Receiving mail from South Africa

Dec 13th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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Receiving mail from South Africa

Random question. Anyone ever have problems receiving mail from South Africa?

Had two friends send me stuff thru airmail over a month ago and still haven't received it.

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Dec 13th, 2006, 07:27 AM
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Mail coming from and going to South Africa can sometimes take longer than is "normal" especially at this time of year, but usually arrives eventually. Good luck with receiving yours.
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Dec 13th, 2006, 03:06 PM
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Depends whether anyone thinks it's worth stealing. I routinely get Christmas gifts purchased from Africa Geographic in February.
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Dec 13th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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We received our brochures from CCAfrica (sent from Capetown) within one week. I was amazed.

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Dec 13th, 2006, 07:00 PM
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Cw,

Yes.....i recently got those also. The Simply Safari or whatever is a nice book......

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Dec 13th, 2006, 07:45 PM
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Hari,

They gave us that book--Simply Safari--one night when we were at Phinda. I look at it often. It must be new because they don't include Londolozi.

Before our trip we received glossy large page brochures on the lodges.

Did you get the CCAfrica cookbook? It was in our orientation package.

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Dec 13th, 2006, 08:02 PM
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Yes....got the cookbook as well.

The simply safari.....i think they sent another one last week as the new ones include the India operations also. Not as much detail as yet, though.......
 
Dec 13th, 2006, 08:08 PM
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I received some small items of photographic equipment from the USA recently. It took three months via US air mail parcel post! I might have blamed Australia Post, except the shipper told me the USPS wasn't the most reliable. I'll stick to FedEx or similar in future. Never had any problem sending to or receiving from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe etc...a bit slow sometimes, but the stuff always arrived.

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Dec 13th, 2006, 09:24 PM
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John,

I am with you. I made the mistake of having a small package sent to me by USPS and it took months to reach me. It turns out it was mishandled by the post office in Sukuza. It finally reached me the day I was leaving for East Africa. I was very lucky to get it as I needed it for the part of the trip. I will also use Fedex in the future.

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Dec 14th, 2006, 01:12 AM
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George,

Yes, I've used FedEx and similar in the past with great results...five days' delivery for hugely expensive items from the States-- wonderful! On this occasion, though, I decided it would be overkill for a couple of small items worth less than $100. Big mistake!

John
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